Language: English . Brand New Book. Women and Comedy: History, Theory, Practice brings together leading researchers from Canada, the United States, and Europe in an interdisciplinary collection of essays to chart the future of critical inquiry in gender and comedy studies. Bridging research, performance, and reception, and making bold connections across genres, periods, and fields, the volume is especially attuned to the practice of teaching the history and theory of women s humor in the university classroom. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : Women and Comedy: History, Theory, Practice presents the most current international scholarship on the complexity and subversive potential of women's comedic speech, literature, and performance. Earlier comedy theorists such as Freud and Bergson did not envision women as either the agents or audiences of comedy, only as its targets. Only more recently have scholarly studies of comedy begun to recognize and historicize women's contributions to-and political uses of-comedy. The essays collected here demonstrate the breadth of current scholarship on gender and comedy, spanning centuries of literature and a diversity of methodologies. Through a reconsideration of literary, theatrical, and mass media texts from the Classical period to the present, Women and Comedy: History, Theory, Practice responds to the historical marginalization and/or trivialization of both women and comedy. The essays collected in this volume assert the importance of recognizing the role of women and comedy in order to understand these texts, their historical contexts, and their possibilities and limits as models for social engagement. In the spirit of comedy itself, these analyses allow for opportunities to challenge and reevaluate the theoretical approaches themselves.
A propos de l'auteur: Peter Dickinson is professor of English at Simon Fraser University. Anne Higgins is associate professor of English at Simon Fraser University. Diana Solomon is associate professor of English at Simon Fraser University. Paul Matthew St. Pierre is professor of English at Simon Fraser University. Sean Zwagerman is associate professor of English at Simon Fraser University.
Titre : Women and Comedy: History, Theory, Practice ...
Éditeur : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
Date d'édition : 2014
Reliure : Hardback
Etat du livre : New
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